Gaius Valerius Catullus

(84-54 BC / Verona, Gaul)

On The Burial Of His Brother


BY ways remote and distant waters sped,
Brother, to thy sad graveside am I come,
That I may give the last gifts to the dead,
And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb;
Since She who now bestows and denies
Hath ta'en thee, hapless brother from mine eyes.
But lo! these gifts, the heirlooms of past years,
Are made sad things to grace thy coffin-shell;
Take them, all drenchèd with a brother's tears,
And, brother, for all time, hail and farewell.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Form:


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (On The Burial Of His Brother by Gaius Valerius Catullus )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  3. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  4. Mother to Son, Langston Hughes
  5. I Dream A World, Langston Hughes
  6. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  7. Let America be America Again, Langston Hughes
  8. Life Is Fine, Langston Hughes
  9. I, Too, Langston Hughes
  10. April Rain Song, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

THE CHANCELLOR mused as he nibbled his pen
(Sure no Minister ever looked wiser),
And said, “I can summon a million of men
To fight for their country and Kaiser;

...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Dogged, Chris Ajiduah
  2. Whew-phew! Breathtaking Fairies Stood in.., Harindhar Reddy
  3. Sinful youth, Darian Kalamerd
  4. What A Breath, Chris Ajiduah
  5. Corruption, Randy McClave
  6. Our Destiny, Darian Kalamerd
  7. Yogi in the moon, Madrason writer
  8. Make a wish, daniel george
  9. Child, Samantha Cox
  10. Garden Ship, Leslie Philibert
[Hata Bildir]